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Dani Garcia opens a double opening in Dubai: Firewood and Smoked Room

After a period of exciting openings for Dani García, mainly focused on his hometown, the chef from Marbella now starts with a new international double opening, this time in Dubai: Smoked Room and Leña, which will be located in the exclusive hotel The St. Regis Garden, on the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island.

This exclusive enclave will host two new concepts signed by the Andalusian chef who, after his time in Doha, where he has the restaurants BiBo and Lobito de Mar, is once again betting on the Middle East as a destination to take Spanish gastronomy beyond its borders, now with Leña and Smoked Room. Thus, the Dani García Group’s expansion and growth process continues with the aim of promoting Spanish brand cuisine around the world.

These two proposals, although markedly different, have the same common thread: smoke. Thus, Leña, which will open its doors on December 18, and Smoked Room, which will open a few days later, will share location, but not space or equipment, and will be located in Al Nakheel Mall, connected through a green esplanade with the St. Regis Gardens Hotel, in the heart of the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai.

Leña, the redefinition of grilling

On the other hand, and as in Marbella and Madrid, Leña Dubai will be a steakhouse that goes a step further and comes to offer locals and visitors an irresistible duality: the balance between Dani Garcia’s technique and honesty and respect for the product. Thus, it proposes a menu very focused on the raw material and its versatility in front of the embers, but with a very personal touch and a marked international influence, the result of the chef’s travels and experiences around the world.

His gastronomic offer has fire, embers and smoked flavor as a common thread. Thus, the menu of Leña Dubai will maintain dishes that have gained popularity around the world as the Burger bull, meatball yakipincho, Burgos lamb roasted with fine herbs, grilled lobster with sherry beurre blanc and fries with caviar, roasted leek with gribiche sauce and hazelnuts with black truffle or his famous foie gras in the form of apple with grilled garlic and lemon. Among the novelties, Dani García will present elaborations such as his famous grilled avocado from Málaga, this time with coriander pesto and feta cheese splash, 300 g of juicy grilled picaña or A5 Japanese wagyu loin tomahawk. To finish, sweet bites such as the new chocolate donut, mille-feuille with diplomatic cream or its emblematic tarte di rose.

Firewood in Dubai features an impressive bar and lounge area, a spacious indoor dining room for 150 guests and a stunning terrace overlooking Palm Jumeirah. In addition, its outdoor terrace seats 140 guests, with an additional 40 seats at the bar.

Smoked Room, elevating haute cuisine on the grill

Only a few months after its opening in Madrid, Smoked Room managed to enter the prestigious Michelin Guide directly with two stars. With this space, Dani García translates his passion for haute cuisine, embers and hospitality into an exclusive space with embers and smoke as the main pillars of the proposal. Thus, the technique becomes an indispensable part of each dish, turning the smoke into a dressing and a unique touch of each fish, vegetable, seafood or meat.

In this space, Smoked Room will offer the Fire Omakase tasting menu, a proposal that consists of letting yourself be carried away by the chef and enjoy, and will change according to the products of the season. As with the Madrid restaurant, the Dubai restaurant will have only 14 seats in a unique space where you can enjoy an unparalleled culinary spectacle in an incomparable location.

In this exclusive setting, the chef invites you to welcome the year with the New Year’s Eve experience, which promises an unforgettable evening in a cozy atmosphere, offering an exclusive and personalized culinary journey. Dinner will begin at 8:00 pm with a special “Fire Omakase” menu and will end at 11:30 pm with a delicious dessert that will mark the transition to the outdoor terrace. As the clock approaches midnight, diners will enjoy a reserved space on the terrace with breathtaking views of Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis The Palm. Strategically located, this area offers the best panoramic views of the city and is the perfect place to witness the mesmerizing New Year’s Eve fireworks display over Atlantis The Palm.

Thus, with the exciting launch of Leña y Smoked Room in Dubai, chef Dani García takes another step forward in his mission to bring Spanish cuisine to all parts of the world and captivate palates through the flavors of his homeland.

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